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Vietnam to Get Its First Solar Power Plant

EVN is partnering up with a Russian energy company to construct the country’s first solar power plant.

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As Vietnam’s plans for nuclear power are perpetually stalled, Vietnam has looked to add more alternative energy sources to its grid. In addition to wind power, it looks like the country is planning to tap the power of the sun to accommodate the expected spike in electricity demand in the coming decades.

According to Thanh Nien, Quang Nam Province is working with Arman Holdings and a group of domestic and international investors to build a US$140 million solar plant that will yield 100-megawats.

Though far from the first solar panels in Vietnam – many are installed on large buildings across the country – this will be the first time solar energy will be harnessed on a mass scale.

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